A bit about me....

After graduating from Goldsmiths College London, I pursued a career in textiles working for large corporate companies before running my own holiday and events business. My long standing passion for geology led me to carving stone. Learning to carve stone felt like a natural way to express myself and the perfect link to between art and geology. My inspiration for garden sculpture usually comes from natural forms and patterns and often from rock itself, I love fossils and strata and also find inspiration in my garden.

I love to draw and have found a great relationship between the charcoal stick with which I draw and the chisel with which I carve. With garden sculpture I like to carve boldly often experimenting with shape or texture in the design of sculptural forms, always refering to her drawings for my inspiration. My drawings are the foundation of much of my work. I love the creation of chisel marks on slate and the deep textures I apply to Bath and Portland stone. 

A passion for poetry and rhyme is  the source of inspiration for letter cutting. I often include images and texture to convey the words selected and enhance the design and sentiment. Travel is also a design inspiration with recent trips to Morocco the south of France influencing my work as well as the beauty of the Devon coastline and moorland where I live. Please take a look at the gallery pages to view examples of my garden sculpture, garden bowls and letter cutting work.

 

Past Exhibitions ( for current exhibitions see Home page and News pages )

 

Exhibitions 2021

Borde Hill Gardens Sculpture Exhibition 

The Nereids - The Lettering Arts Trust  - Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk

 Delamore Arts - Cornwood, Devon 

Cockington Court Sculpture Exhibition - Torquay 

South West Sculptors Exeter Cathedral - Exeter, 

Devon Open Studios - Black Barns Devon 

‘The Nereids’ at Trinity House 4 – 8 October - London Craft Week

 

Exhibitions 2020

Delamore Arts - Cornwood Devon (online exhibition)

Devon Open Studios - Black Barns, Devon.

New Beginingings - Lettering Arts Trust, Snape Maltings, Suffolk.

RHS Rosemoor - Great Torrington, Devon 

Christmas Showcase - Lettering Arts Trust, Snape Maltings, Suffolk.

 

Exhibitions 2019

Harbour House Gallery - Kingsbridge , Devon

Delamore Arts - Cornwood, Devon

Art in the Garden - Sir Harold Hiller Garden, Hampshire

Borde Hill Garden Sculpture Exhibition - West sussex.

Showborough House - Gloustershire.

Heritage Weekend - Tavistock

Devon Open Studios - Black Barns Devon

RHS Rosemoor - Great Torrington, Devon

 

Exhibitions 2018

Harbour House Kingsbridge - Devon.

Delamore Arts - Cornwood, Devon.

Showborough Hall - Gloucestershire.

Cockington Court Sculpture Trail - Torquay.

The Walled Garden - Dorset.

Artizan Gallery Summer Open - Torquay

Devon Open Studios - Black Barns Devon

Artizan Gallery Winter Exhibition - Torquay

 

Exhibitions 2017

Delamore Arts, Cornwood, Plymouth.

Showborough Hall, Showborough, Gloucestershire.

Red Pod Arts, Ivybridge, Devon

Guest Maker, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon

South West Academy Open, Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon

Art in the Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral, Devon

 

Exhibitons 2016

Artizan Gallery, Torquay

Delamore Arts, Cornwood, Plymouth.

The Mythic Garden Sculpure Exhibition, Chagford, Devon

Solo Exhibition The Barn Gallery, Chagford, Devon.

South West Academy Open, Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon

 

 

The Waymarker Project – by Zoe Singleton

 

The Waymarker Project’ was commissioned by Torbay Culture with emergency funding from Arts Council England. Zoe Singleton collaborated with staff at Torbay Hospital and the team at HeARTS (Health and the Arts in Torbay and South Devon), to create five Waymarker stones that will form the foundation of a future sculpture trail around the hospital grounds.

 

The Waymarker stones feature words that were submitted to Zoe by the hospital staff about the importance of the hospitals outdoor spaces to the staff, particularly during the Covid 19 pandemic. Zoe asked the staff to submit words in their first language and their own handwriting in order that the stones reflect the valued diversity of the staff working within the hospital. Zoe then created a hand drawn script from the selected words that maintained elements of the individuals hand as well as creating harmony and unity across the many languages submitted.

 

These words were divided accross the stones into 5 themes of Friendship, Peace, Nature, Reflection and Rest. Now carved, the stones have been installed in the hospital grounds providing spaces along a journey to pause, think and reflect.

 

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